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Jim has extensive experience in the area
of family law, having tried hundreds of divorce, custody and
contested probate cases, as well as being appointed by the Courts in
Denton and Dallas counties to represent the interests of children-both as
an attorney ad litem and amicus attorney. Jim's philosophy in family
law matters is simple-to try and reach an amicable resolution with
minimal disruption to the family, but understanding that this cannot
always be accomplished without court intervention. After dealing with
the final illnesses of his parents, Jim became acutely aware of the
problems facing older adults and recognized the need to provide legal
services to the elderly.

Jim was born in Hanford, California
August 22, 1960. Raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jim received his Bachelor
of Science degree in Telecommunications from Oral Roberts University,
and spent over 12 years in the radio broadcasting industry, both on-air
and in station management. Jim became interested in the real estate
profession, and sold residential and commercial properties in
Northeastern Oklahoma in the mid to late 1980's. It was during this
time that Jim decided to attend law school, which he began in 1989
while maintaining full-time employment to support his family. Jim
received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Tulsa College
of Law in December, 1992, and was a visiting scholar at the Southern
Methodist University Law School in 1990-1991. Jim has been admitted to
the practice of law in Texas (1993), and the District of Columbia
(1994). He is also admitted to practice in the Federal District Court
of the Northern District of Texas, and the District of Columbia Court
of Appeals. Jim has been admitted Pro hac vice and conducted trials in
Oklahoma on several occasions. He is also a member of the State Bar of
Texas and the District of Columbia Bar.  Jim served as President of the Denton County Bar Association in 2006-2007, and on the Board of Directors of the Denton County Bar Association from 2001-2008.


Areas of Practice:

Family Law




Litigation Percentage:

95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

Texas, 1993

District of Columbia, 1994

U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

District of Columbia Court of Appeals


University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma,
Doctor of Jurisprudence

Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma,
Bachelor of Science

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

(Visiting Scholar Program, 1990-1991)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

State Bar of Texas


Denton County Bar Association

President, 2006-2007

Denton County Bar Association

Board of Directors, 2000-2008

District of Columbia Bar Association



Practice areas


  1. Family: 98%
    22 years, 900 cases
  2. Guardianship: 2%
    22 years



Hourly ($275-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Len Michael Conner

    Jim is one of the most well respected lawyers in North Texas. He is well known as a real child advocate. I respect and trust his opinion.


    Len Conner Divorce and separation Attorney
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Contact info

L James Ashmore

401 E. Corporate Drive
Suite 200
Lewisville, TX, 75057

Neal, Ashmore Family Law Group

401 E. Corporate Drive
Suite 200
Lewisville, TX, 75057



DCActive 199407/06/2016
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199308/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
PresidentDenton County Bar Association2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerNeal, Ashmore & Killebrew2009 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Flower Mound Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Denton County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2007 - Present
Denton County Bar AssociationN/A1997 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember1994 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1993 - Present
Denton County Bar AssociationPresident2006 - 2007
Denton County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2000 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In the Interest of C.B., C.B., and C.B., Minor ChildrenRelief requested by opposing party denied
In Re Lindsey Scott Armstrong, RelatorWrit of Habeas Corpus granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
Denton County Lawyer"The Path to Wellness"2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tulsa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Oral Roberts UniversityTelecommunicationsBS - Bachelor of Science1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Interdisciplinary Social Study TrainingPanel Member2010
Bench-Bar ConferenceThe Texas Lawyer's Creed2005